Chili Prawns

Recipe: Chili Prawns

chilly prawns

Summary: There are several dishes that Koreans believe were originated from China, but quite often they are only found in Chinese restaurants in Korea. Chili prawn is only of those dishes. A bit spicy, sweet and delicious!


  • 20 Prawns
  • Potato Starch 2/3 Cup
  • 1 Egg
  • Onion 1/2
  • Carrot 1/2
  • Chinese Chili Oil 3 T
  • Ketchup 1/2 Cup
  • Sugar 2 T


  1. Peel off and wash prawns.
  2. Make batter with starch, egg and water.
  3. Add the prawns to batter and deep fry the battered prawns.
  4. Mix Chinese chili oil, ketchup, and sugar and quickly cook them on a heated pan (or wok)
  5. Cook sliced onion and carrot on the pan
  6. Pour the sauce into the sliced onion and carrot
  7. Add the prawns and mix them with the sauce and veggie.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4


  1. What is Chinese chillly oil?
    Can I use other type of oil I don’t have the above oil?
    Thanks ^^

    1. You can make your own chilly oil. Put oil in the pan and heat it. Then add chilly powder and minced garlic to the oil and cook it for 5 minutes. Filter out chilly powder and garlic and use only the oil.

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